Alien Raiders (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Alien Raiders (2008)
  • Rate: 5.7/10 total 4,935 votes 
  • Genre: Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
  • Runtime: 85 min
  • Filming Location: Inglewood, California, USA
  • Director: Ben Rock
  • Stars: Carlos Bernard, Mathew St. Patrick and Rockmond Dunbar
  • Original Music By: Kays Al-Atrakchi   
  • Plot Keyword: Grocery Store | Alien | Gore | Death | Incubation

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Julia Fair  screenplay
  • David Simkins  written by

Known Trivia

  • The first feature film to be shot on Panasonic’s flagship HD camera, the HPX3000.
  • The “Logan Cam” footage was shot by actor Tom Kiesche, who played Logan. Originally, the camera was just to be a prop for his character. But before shooting, Tom asked Ben, the director, for a functioning cam, with tapes and batteries. The first tape got misplaced by someone along the lines, because no one took it very seriously. Most people, both crew and actors, were surprised that he was actually shooting during “his” scenes. However, lots of the footage he shot, made the final film, giving the film an even grittier feel and giving the editor other options to cut to.
  • During the scene in which Seth Steadman is buying groceries from the “Hastings Supermarket”, the total comes to $10.66. The battle of Hastings happened in the year 1066
  • None of the products in the supermarket have real names although many familiar-looking items appear. For instance, “Sealtest Ice Cream” is spelled “Seeltest.”

Plot: It's the end of yet another night at Hastings Supermarket, an idyllic family grocery store in Buck Lake… See more »  »

Story: It's the end of yet another night at Hastings Supermarket, an idyllic family grocery store in Buck Lake, Arizona. But the normal monotony of rounding up shopping carts and settling out the cash drawers is broken at 11:07pm, just before closing when a group of masked and armed-to-the-teeth militants invades the store, immediately killing several of the employees and shoppers and holding the rest hostage. Though the hostage-takers at first appear to be robbers or terrorists, they reveal themselves to be a cadre of rogue scientists that has discovered and tracked an alien infestation to THIS STORE on THIS NIGHT, and they are determined to find out which of the survivors are extraterrestrials and end the invasion at any cost.Written by Anonymous  

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Synopsis: The film begins with a group of men preparing weapons for a fire fight. Among them, an argument sparks regarding whether or not a certain person will be at their destination, a local grocery store. Upon arrival, they find a group of people.

The guys from the car take over the store and appear to be looking for someone, and it seems one of them is "scanning" people by staring into their eyes. The cop who evaded the raiders, shoots one and calls for backup. He continues to elude the raiders for a few more seconds and shoots Spooky, the guy who was scanning everyone. The cop is shot and the dead are moved back to the freezers where one of the raiders shoot up the dead bodies.

The cleared hostages are sent out when the police arrive and the uncleared are all cordoned of in the back and forced to drink milk. The raiders then reveal that they are a group of scientists that is tracking an unknown contagion to this town and to the supermarket. Since Spooky is dead, they must use an alternate method to find out who is infected.

They take the first of the uncleared people, the boss of the store, and begin to ask questions. This is all to distract him from cutting one of his fingers. He protests and tries to escape showing them he has stolen money from the store. Meanwhile the hostages begin to plan an escape. As one of the hostages goes into the freezer to get a gun to escape he is killed by some person. Later, in the movie it is revealed that the person who killed the hostage is an alien king. In the end they realize that the person they killed is not the king and a girl already released is the real king. [D-Man2010]

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Produced By:

  • Aaron Billet known as associate producer
  • Steve Ecclesine known as producer
  • Aaron Goldstein known as associate producer
  • John Jackson known as associate producer
  • Lawreen E. Kayl known as line producer
  • Tony Krantz known as producer
  • Daniel Myrick known as producer
  • Reece Pearson known as associate producer
  • John Shiban known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Carlos Bernard known as Aaron Ritter
  • Mathew St. Patrick known as Seth Steadman
  • Rockmond Dunbar known as Kane
  • Courtney Ford known as Sterling
  • Jeffrey Licon known as Benny (as Jeff Licon)
  • Samantha Streets known as Whitney
  • Derek Basco known as Manny
  • Bonita Friedericy known as Charlotte
  • Bryan Krasner known as Moody
  • Keith Hudson known as Chambers
  • Joel McCrary known as Tarkey
  • Joseph Steven Yang known as Ulrich
  • Philip Newby known as Spooky
  • Tom Kiesche known as Logan (as Tom Kietsche)
  • Laura Cordova known as Hispanic Nanny
  • Mark Anthony Vazquez known as Walker
  • Roberta Bassin known as Boozy Woman / Marcy
  • Tom Noga known as Teacher
  • Travis Guba known as Phoenix Cop
  • McKay Stewart known as Cop #1
  • Andrew Ableson known as Cop #2
  • Matthew R. Anderson known as Dying Supermarket Patron (uncredited)
  • Kathleen Parker known as Mother (uncredited)

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  • Trent Cotner known as makeup artist
  • Bryn E. Leetch known as hair stylist
  • R.J. McCasland known as makeup artist
  • Brian McManus known as key makeup artist
  • Krystal Melton known as assistant makeup artist
  • Myke Michaels known as makeup department head
  • Myke Michaels known as special makeup designer
  • Abby Roll known as key hair stylist
  • Mark Villalobos known as special makeup effects artist
  • Richard Wetzel known as key makeup artist

Art Department:

  • Frank Aldapa known as construction medic
  • Jamie Lynn Anderson known as on-set dresser
  • Querquia Backman known as art department production assistant
  • Albert Bianchini known as on-set dresser
  • Jonathan Buchanan known as property master
  • Liza Chenault known as set dresser
  • Jon De Pabon known as paint boss
  • Daniel M. Donato known as art department intern
  • Philip Fitzpatrick known as set dresser
  • Slade Hammer known as lead man
  • Douglas R. Johnson known as head painter
  • Tandy Kyne known as art department intern
  • Will Meugniot known as storyboard artist
  • Ben Page known as propmaker
  • Launa Staehle known as assistant art director
  • Mark Achilles White known as assistant property master

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Production Companies:

  • Flame Ventures
  • Raw Feed

Other Companies:

  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
  • Headquarters Casting  extras casting
  • Sonic Magic  sound post-production

Distributors:

  • Argentina Video Home (2009) (Argentina) (DVD)
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment Finland Oy (2009) (Finland) (DVD)
  • Warner Home Video (2008) (Australia) (DVD)
  • Warner Home Video (2009) (USA) (DVD)

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Special Effects:

  • Engine Room (visual effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • Thomas D. Moser known as visual effects
  • Dan Schmit known as visual effects producer

Release Date:

  • USA 21 September 2008 (Austin Fantastic Fest)
  • USA 25 October 2008 (International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival)
  • Germany 6 February 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Hungary 9 February 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • UK 9 February 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • USA 17 February 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Finland 18 March 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Brazil 23 April 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Argentina 29 April 2009 (DVD premiere)

MPAA: Rated R for bloody violence, disturbing images and language

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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